Meeting Minutes
 
 

DECEMBER 5, 2017 MINUTES                                                 

                       

President Neil Ecker called the December 5, 2017 regular council meeting of the Biglerville Borough Council to order at 7:00 p.m.   

 

The following council members were present: Neil O. Ecker, John A. Angstadt, Robert Pantaleo, Robert Smith, Robert E. Guise, Melinda Warren Elnaggar, Janet L. Gliem, and Mayor Alyssa Biesecker. 

 

Authority Present:  Dick Mountfort, Erik Vranich, Robert Pantaleo, and Phil Wagner (Nichole Redden was absent). Phil Wagner left part way thru the meeting and returned.

 

Others present were: Kevin Bollinger, Sewer/Water Operator; Gary Lanious; Police Chief; Craig Zack, Engineer; Peggy Williams, Times Reporter; Claudio Monteleone, Developer for 98 South Main Street; Darlene Cooley, Resident;  David Laughman, Arendtsville Mayor-elect.

 

List of Adams County Planning office representatives:  Andrew Merkel, Harlan Lawson, Carly Marshall, and Robin Fitzpatrick (Adams County Economic Alliance Corporation).

 

ANGSTADT MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE NOVEMBER 7, 2017 REGULAR MEETING MINUTES.  PANTALEO SECONDED THE MOTION.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO BE HEARD:   President Ecker called on Claudio Monteleone, owner of 98 South Main Street who was present to submit a land development plan for this property.  He wants to make the building into three (3) units.  One for a massage salon and one for a garage and one for storage.   Monteleone said that he was not changing the walls.  Craig Zack, KPI, announced that KPI will do a review on this plan and be ready to discuss it at the next meeting.  The county will do a review also.  Ecker asked if the parking requirements would be met and Monteleone agreed to meet the parking ordinance.

 

President Ecker called on the Adams County Planning office representatives:  Andrew Merkel, Harlan Lawson, Carly Marshall, and Robin Fitzpatrick (Adams County Economic Alliance Corporation).Each person gave a presentation of the county economic development plan draft.  A suggestion was made to the council by Andrew Merkel to respond back to the planning office in the next few months on this information.  Council concurred.

 

Wagner, Merkel, Lawson, Marshall, Fitzpatrick left the meeting at this time.

 

President Ecker called on Darlene Cooley, Resident, who was present to request how to start a community group that could get donations and put up Christmas lights.  Mayor Biesecker explained that recently the fire department held a Christmas tree lighting event and were talking about starting the same type of community group.

 

The Mayor gave Cooley names of those interested at the fire department.  Angstadt offered to give support but would not be able to be in charge of the program.

                                                                                               

 Council concurred to give support but could not be involved in donations or making purchases.  Cooley thanked the Mayor and council.

 

SEWER COMMITTEE:  Janet Gliem read the Sewer committee monthly report.

 

-  Treated total 5,381,000 gallons

- Average per day 179,000 gallons

- Weekly BOD, CBOD, Phosphorus, Ammonia Nitrogen, TSS, & Fecal Coliform samples 

- Weekly nitrate-nitrite & total nitrogen samples

- Monthly Copper, Final & Upstream Hardness samples

- Pull waste pump #1 to remove clog

- The Influent screen at the STP went online on the 14th of this month

- Pat Bowden from DEP was here on the 14th for our yearly inspection of the STP.  Our NPDES permit changed in May of this year, which lowered our Copper discharge limit.  It also changed it from a monthly average.  We are having trouble meeting the requirement, which has led to DEP sending us a Notice of Violation for the Copper, because we had 3 or more consecutive months that have been over the limit.  I would like to talk to council about a proposal from Process Masters to be able to meet our Copper limit.

 

Kevin Bollinger

Water/Sewer Operator

 

Bollinger discussed a Copper reduction program from Process Masters.  This would treat the Copper discharge limit through the sewer plant instead of through the wells.  No commitment was required from Process Masters and they use their own equipment.  The council would only be purchasing the chemicals used in treatment.  Gliem asked if DEP approval was necessary.  Zack from KPI said that they would amend the permit, if it works out.  The estimated annual cost was $24,219.  This is over the budgeted amount but the secretary will review the budget for 2018.  Process Masters gave a reference of Compton, PA and this reference reported no problems with their company.

 

GLIEM MADE A MOTION TO GIVE PERMISSION TO START PROCESS MASTERS PROGRAM AND HAVE THE FIRST BILL SENT OUT IMMEDIATELY AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS ON THE COPPER LIMITS.  PANTALEO SECONDED THE MOTION.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Zack reported that the sewer construction screen portion is nearly completed.  A substantial completion on the General and Electrical Contracts have been requested by the contractor.  The change order for the one and ½ inch water line direct to the screen was installed and the adequate water supply for cleaning of the screen was completed. 

 

No change in the price for this change order so it is $15,243.92.  The contractor has not billed for this amount yet.  No action necessary since it was already approved at the last meeting.

 

Authority Straw votes explained to the Council by Mountfort was that the vote for payment to PSI was done by straw vote last month.  Mountfort will verify this vote at this time.  Since Wagner has left the meeting, Mountfort will confirm all votes with straw votes on the next business day and confirm them again at the January meeting.

 

A MOTION TO CONFIRM THE STRAW VOTE WAS MADE BY VRANICH AND SECONDED BY MOUNTFORT TO APPROVE THE PAYMENT TO PSI PUMPING SOLUTIONS IN THE AMOUNT OF $161,319.06 MOTION CARRIED.  (PANTALEO ABSTAINED - SEE NOTE ATTACHED)

 

The following motions by the Council and Authority was made regarding the sewer project:

 

Council:

A MOTION WAS MADE BY GLIEM AND SECONDED BY SMITH TO APPROVE THE PAYMENT TO PSI PUMPING SOLUTIONS for contract #1 (request #6) IN THE AMOUNT OF $111,617.74 MOTION CARRIED.  (PANTALEO ABSTAINED - SEE NOTE ATTACHED).

 

Authority (Wagner left the meeting).

A MOTION WAS MADE BY VRANICH AND SECONDED BY MOUNTFORT TO APPROVE THE PAYMENT TO PSI PUMPING SOLUTIONS IN THE AMOUNT OF $111,617.74 MOTION CARRIED.  (PANTALEO ABSTAINED - SEE NOTE ATTACHED)

 

Council:

A MOTION WAS MADE BY GLIEM AND SECONDED BY ELNAGGAR TO APPROVE THE PAYMENT TO PSI PUMPING SOLUTIONS (contract 3) (#2) IN THE AMOUNT OF $21,303.00 MOTION CARRIED.  (PANTALEO ABSTAINED - SEE NOTE ATTACHED).

 

Authority (Wagner left the meeting).

A MOTION WAS MADE BY VRANICH AND SECONDED BY MOUNTFORT TO APPROVE THE PAYMENT TO PSI PUMPING SOLUTIONS IN THE AMOUNT OF $21,303.00. MOTION CARRIED.  (PANTALEO ABSTAINED - SEE NOTE ATTACHED)

 

 Council:

A MOTION WAS MADE BY GLIEM AND SECONDED BY SMITH TO APPROVE THE REQUEST #6 FROM PENNVEST IN THE AMOUNT OF $132,920.74. MOTION CARRIED.  (PANTALEO ABSTAINED - SEE NOTE ATTACHED).

 

Authority:

A MOTION WAS MADE BY VRANICH AND SECONDED BY MOUNTFORT TO APPROVE THE REQUEST #6 FROM PENNVEST IN THE AMOUNT OF $132,920.74. MOTION CARRIED.  (PANTALEO ABSTAINED - SEE NOTE ATTACHED).

 

Wagner entered the meeting at this time.

 

Nothing to report on Knouse.

 

WATER COMMITTEE:  Smith read the Water Report as follows

 

In November, our water system pumped a total of 2,954,000 gallons averaging 98,467 gal/day.  That’s 7.3% increase from October 2017 and an 18.8% decrease from November 2016.

 

November’s bacteria samples were taken on the 1st at 374 Heidlersburg Road (G.V.M.),  

33 Musselman Ave. (boro office) and 110 South Main Street (7-11 Store).

 

In November, we had five final water meter reading at 53 Fifth Street, 110 West Hanover Street, 366 Arendtsville Road and 17 Fourth Street.

 

Doug spent $3,200 on water meters and he needs a motion to pay the bill from L/B Water.  The money was budgeted.

 

We’re having issues with Well #5.  The transducer in the bottom of the well shorted out and is sending a false reading.  The transducer reads the water level in the well.  The well pump will have to be pulled to replace the transducer.  Also, the well is producing 16% less than normal over the last couple months.  The transducer doesn’t have any influence on the pumping rate.  Doug’s thinking is the well pump is on its way out and should be replaced when we have it pulled.  The well pump and piping was replaced in the summer of 2009.  Since 2009 Well #5 pumped 126 million gallons.  The water system pumps about 40 million a year.  The total cost of this work will cost about $8,000 and we need a motion to proceed.  Money for this repair is in the budget. 

 

Water/Wastewater Operator

Doug Hays

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY SMITH AND SECONDED BY GUISE TO PROVIDE THE $3,200.00 TO L/B WATER FOR THE WATER METERS.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY SMITH AND SECONDED BY GUISE TO PAY THE $8000 TO REPLACED THE TRANSDUCER AND REPLACE THE PUMP FOR WELL 5.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

PLANNING COMMITTEE:  Nothing to report.

 

SAFETY COMMITTEE:  Pantaleo said he had no questions on the Police Report. 

 

Pantaleo reported that a letter was received by the Chief of Police regarding a Truck Turn Restriction study.  PennDot is now requiring no right turns at the corner of Route 394 and 234 based on their findings. 

 

Discussion on trucks on Fourth Street with Chief Lanious.

 

Chief Lanious reported that new laptops were received by the department and were donated by the county.  They did not include Word so he asked for Office 365 at $99 per year that would cover 5 computers.  Council concurred for him to purchase it.

 

Pantaleo reported that NAREMA will meet at our building in August.  The date to follow.

 

ORDINANCE COMMITTEE:  Elnaggar reported to the council that the Fee Resolution Schedule for Biglerville Borough that was amended was advertised and is ready to be voted on.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ELNAGGAR AND SECONDED BY SMITH TO APPROVE THE SAID AMENDED FEE SCHEDULE.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Elnaggar reported to the council that the Alley #1 Ordinance (amended) of the streets and sidewalks of the Borough per Thomas Brothers Country Store request was advertised and is ready to be voted on.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ELNAGGAR AND SECONDED BY SMITH TO ADVERTISE THE ALLEY ORDINANCE FOR ALLEY #1.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Elnaggar reported on the gambling issue that is before the council.  The question of if the council wishes to opt out of allowing gaming in our borough was discussed and the council voted as follows to opt out.

 

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ELNAGGAR AND SECONDED BY SMITH TO PASS THE RESOLUTION TO OPT OUT OF THE GAMING.  MOTION CARRIED (GLIEM OPPOSED).

 

HIGHWAY COMMITTEE:  Nothing to report.

 

CODE ENFORCEMENT REPORT:                

CODE AND ZONING ENFORCEMENT REPORT

November 2017 report

                   

Lists of permits:

Address & Reason

Date Applied          Date/ Filed

 

53 Fifth St - occupancy

                                 11/06/17

 

110 Hanover St – occupancy

                                 11/06/17

 

17 Fourth St – occupancy

                                 11/16/17

 

117 W Hanover  St – Shed

                                  11/17/17

 

Investigations and Inspections

Address

 

 

Reason

Date of first  inspection and Date of   final inspection

226 E York St

Junk Vehicles/Sent Warning

                                 1/26/17

 

Sent follow up letter on agreed time extension

 

                                 5/19/17

 

Several vehicles reaming/Citation pending

Final inspection this week

                                 11/01/17

 

Review of 2017 sidewalk notices

All remaining properties were fixed – 11/17/17

144 E York St

Building with collapsing roof/notice sent

                                 11/22/17

 

 

 

CITATIONS FILED:

NAME

ADDRESS

REASON

 

19 Marie Ln

 Overcrowding as per occupancy permit                     11/07/17

 

Wayne Smith

Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer

 

 

FINANCE/PERSONNEL COMMITTEE:  President Ecker announced that the 2018 Budget is ready to be voted on.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ECKER, AS CHAIR OF FINANCE AND PERSONNEL, TO APPROVE THE 2018 BUDGET.  THIS MOTION WAS SECONDED BY SMITH.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

President Ecker announced that the 2018 meeting dates should be advertised.  The Authority will meet with the Council jointly each month, as necessary.  Also, on January 2, 2018 the Authority and Council will hold their reorganizational meetings.  The Authority will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the Council will begin at 6:45 p.m. for the

reorganizational meetings. All other joint regular meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of each month, including January’s meeting in 2018.  The secretary will advertise this information in the Times.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ECKER, AS CHAIR OF FINANCE AND PERSONNEL, TO ADVERTISE THE JOINT MEETINGS IN 2018, AS STATED.  THIS MOTION WAS SECONDED BY SMITH.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

 

President Ecker announced that Nicole Redden from the Biglerville Borough Authority was willing to serve another term of five years.    

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ECKER, AS CHAIR OF FINANCE AND PERSONNEL, TO REAPPOINT NICOLE REDDEN TO THE BIGLERVILLE BOROUGH AUTHORITY FOR ANOTHER TERM OF FIVE YEARS.  THIS MOTION WAS SECONDED BY SMITH.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

President Ecker announced that Eugene Shaffer from the Biglerville Borough Zoning Hearing Board was willing to serve another term of three years.   

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ECKER, AS CHAIR OF FINANCE AND PERSONNEL, TO REAPPOINT EUGENE SHAFFER TO THE BIGLERVILLE BOROUGH ZONING HEARING BOARD FOR ANOTHER TERM OF THREE YEARS.  THIS MOTION WAS SECONDED BY GLIEM.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

MAYOR:  Mayor Biesecker gave recognition to the secretary’s 25 years of service.  The secretary thanked the Mayor and council for the card. 

 

OLD BUSINESS:  The COG report was provided to the council. 

 

YATB:   Nothing to report.

 

TRASH:   Waste Connections provided a draft of the newsletter that they will be sending out to the residents.  Council felt that it covered all the necessary information. 

 

NEW BUSINESS:   Barb Holcomb, resident, requested permission to hang wreaths on the traffic poles around the square.  Council concurred.


A MOTION WAS MADE BY GUISE AND SECONDED BY GLIEM TO PAY THE BILLS AND ADJOURN THE MEETING.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.  THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 8:42 P.M.

                                                                                                         

 BIGLERVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT    

MONTHLY ACTIVITIES REPORT FOR NOVEMBER 2017

22 COMPLAINTS OR SERVICE CALLS

36 TOTAL ARRESTS 33 TRAFFIC 03 CRIMINAL

7 INVESTIGATIONS 14 WARNINGS  

963 TOTAL MILES TRAVELED 293.5 TOTAL HOURS WORKED

156.5 LANIOUS 113 HARTLEY 24 PART TIME OFFICERS

 

COMPLAINT/SERVICE CALLS

TRAFFIC ARREST

CRIMINAL ARREST

1 – Asst. Other Dept.

20 - Max Speeds

1 – Disorderly Conduct

2 – Bad Checks

2 – Driving under susp.

1 – Possession Drug Parahernalia

2 – Building Checks

1 – Expired Registration

1 – DUI

1 – Special Detail Event

3 – School Zone

 

1 – Disorderly Conduct

1 – Insurance

 

1 – DUI

1 – Driving Veh W/Susp. . Registration

 

1 – Theft

1 – Change of Address

 

5 – Follow up calls

1 – Left Turn Violation

 

2 – INFO Calls

1 – Reckless Driving

 

2 – Reckless Driving Comp.

1 – Lic Required

 

2 – Vehicle Acct.

1 – Turn Signal Violation

 

 

 

 

39 – Traffic Stops

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TYPE OF INVESTIGATIONS:

            1 Disorderly Conduct

            2 Bad Checks   

1 DUI

1 Theft

1 Drug Violation

1 Vehicle Acct.

 

STATUS OF INVESTIGATIONS

00     Closed Unsolved

00       Unfounded

03       Under Investigation

04    Cleared 

 

STATUS OF INVESTIGATIONS YEAR TO DATE

04     CLOSED UNSOLVED

05    UNFOUNDED

16   UNDER INVESTIGATION

44   CLEARED

 

REPORTING OFFICER:  CHIEF GARY P. LANIOUS​